Welcome to migrant Empowerment Group UK
Migrant Empowerment Group (MEG) is a charitable organization set in July 2013 in the West Midlands (Wolverhampton) by a former Asylum seeker. MEG under its main proposal titled “Raising Awareness on Migrant’s Issues and Helping for the Integration of Marginal Communities in the West Midland and in the UK” which is the main extension of its service to adequately address the awareness on migrant’s issues and helping those from marginal groups such as Asylum Seekers and Refugees for their integration within their local communities and in the UK’s society. MEG provides a range of charitable and social activities and programs at a community given to MEG by the local authority in order to champion and deliver its services.
Since 2013 Migrant Empowerment Group (MEG) has identified several social issues and challenges that those marginal groups face in the daily basis while for some waiting for decisions on their Asylum cases and for others such as refugees struggling to find the right assistance and support needed for their integration within their local communities and in the UK’s society. MEG has been hosting and taking part to several social events on the awareness of this particular cause and through public events such as: conferences, seminars, etc. with the main aims of bringing together those marginal migrants for experience exchanges among people face or who went through the same experience. Those consultations and via such public events on the awareness had led MEG to identified both the causes of their marginalization as well as to get the facts on solutions and through this main project and as titled above.
MEG current scheduled services at its main office at Moathouse Lane East Community Centre:
• ESOL classes provided once a week within a community Centre at Moathouse Lane East.
• Weekly drop in session where refreshment and a free tea and coffee are offered when funds or donations allowed us.
• Training on sewing and knitting are provided for free and this include experience exchanges. Interpreting and translating.
• Other creative activities such as: inspiring talks on information sharing on health promotion, Art and Craft, Job search, Self-employment, Healthy living, Cooking, Exercises, allotment, building self-confidence, engaging in the community, promote equality and diversity, reduce discrimination and foster understanding between minority groups. Food bank, Etc.
• Recycling (Clothes, shoes, bags, furnitures, food parcels, book and toys, sanitary products, etc.) given away by MEG to homeless, Asylum seekers, refugees, and disadantages migrants. This charitable activity is still on-going and in the regularly basis and for free of charge to these disadvantage migrants (individuals and families).
1.1- Refugee – A person who has left their previous country of residence in order to escape persecution or fear of persecution.
1.2- Asylum seeker – A refugee who has applied for asylum and permission to remain in a country. This will usually be granted if they are deemed to have a well founded fear of persecution in their country of origin.
1.3- Long Term International Migrant (LTIM) – A person who has changed their country of residence and intends to stay in the new country for more than 12 months. N.B. The term migrant is usually refers to Long Term International Migrants.
1.4- Ethnicity – Describes the ethnic group to which a person belongs and is no indication of nationality or immigrant status. However a high proportion of certain ethnic groups are immigrants. Etc.
According to our research on the ground, most or some of those migrants suffer from social exclusion, isolation. Some are totally isolated without any social support because of the lack of self-help from charities lead by group as MEG which takes into account all these aspects. As front-lines (people who had been through the same experience) we can understand their feelings and needs. MEG charitable work is mainly focused on helping and supporting LTIM such as refugees and Asylum seekers including other vulnerable migrants because are disadvantaged within our society and some are affected by a huge stigma linked to their integration within the UK’s society. MEG approaches them within their communities such as at their home, college, etc. Please contact MEG if you want to volunteer with us or to work in partnership with us.
For more information please contact us at:
52 Moathouse Lane East,
Tel: 00441902725861 / 07713156506